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Ukraine, WHO and the Geopolitics of Swine Flu Panic
F. William Engdahl
November 18, 2009

Latest reports of what is being called a deadly Swine Flu outbreak in
Ukraine according to on sight reports appear to be a political concoction by
a threatened government to avoid election defeat and possibly declare
martial law. The details indicate how convenient the current WHO "Swine Flu"
H1N1 "pandemic" scare is for regimes in trouble.

"The number of infected patients has almost doubled to just under 1/2
million, compared to the report two days ago." (Note UK Scientists
tested bug, say it's not swine flu. It's something new. From the bottom
of Putin's darkest closet!)

Worldwide media reports in recent days have painted a picture of Ukraine as
being under the Black Plague or worse. Pittsburgh Swine Flu "mapper" Dr
Henry Niman had earlier predicted that H5N1 Avian Flu would mutate into a
deadly human-to-human pandemic. It didn't.

Niman's map of the spread of alleged H1N1 Swine Flu since April has given
the WHO, the US Government and CNN and major media a convenient graphic to
create the image of a new type of "bubonic plague" threatening mankind
unless we react with massive doses of untested vaccines from Big Pharma. .

Early on Niman reported about events in Ukraine: "The rapid rise in reported
infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in the past few days raise concerns
that the virus is transmitting very efficiently.the spike in fatalities and
the frequency in hemorrhagic cases in Ukraine have raised concerns." Niman
added the alarming note, "The number of infected patients has almost doubled
to just under million, compared to the report two days ago."

That's pretty scary stuff. It conjures images of the reports of the Black
Death in 1348 which is said to have killed up to 60% of Europe's population.
Though that history has been challenged, the image as well as the equally
terrifying if incorrect panic image of the so-called Spanish Flu of 1918,
are being applied in Ukraine.

Exact information about what is really taking place in Ukraine is far from
easy. The country is one of the most politically complex and economically
distressed states in Europe. One possible hypothesis, yet to be verified,
emerges from the writings of Dr Lawrence Broxmeyer MD.

Broxmeyer suggests that the WHO and CDC wish to divert attention from a
worldwide epidemic of tuberculosis, while focusing attention on flu instead.
Indeed recently the WHO changed its categories of causes of death to lump
death from influenza in the same group as death from tuberculosis and other
pulmonary disease. Given the present Swine Flu hysteria, any pulmonary death
seems to be reported as "death from H1N1 influenza." In a passing note the
report typically notes the patient also suffered from lung problems.

Broxmeyer states, "Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers
for Disease Control (CDC) are fully aware of a far more serious and ongoing
tuberculosis Pandemic in the world today. Yet they choose to downplay the
link, disregarding the similar flu-like symptoms tuberculosis often begins
with. WHO freely admits that there were approximately 1.8 million deaths
from tuberculosis in 2007, the most recent year for which data are available
as well as that presently about one-third of the world's population, or two
billion people, carry the TB bacteria."1

Broxmeyer suggests that there is an underestimation of tuberculosis deaths
using "flu" as the diversion: "Khomenko's 1993 study showed that the
explosive contagiousness of just such influenza-like forms of tuberculosis
are exactly the stuff that previous epidemics and pandemics could have been
made of. But back in the US, the CDC and NIH seem to feel differently,
ignoring everything but "the virus". There was much the same "Influenza"
talk when in 1990, a new multi-drug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis outbreak
took place in a large Miami municipal hospital. Soon thereafter, similar
outbreaks in three New York City hospitals left many sufferers dying within
weeks. By 1992, approximately two years later, drug-resistant tuberculosis
had spread to deadly mini-epidemics in seventeen US states, and was
reported, not by the American, but the international media, as out of
control. Viral forms of swine, avian and human TB can be transmitted from
one species to another."2

He points to the similarities between the onset of the much-cited 1918
"Spanish Influenza" epidemic and that of today. However, as Broxmeyer notes,
"a Press Release, issued on August 19, 2008, by the National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), contains a striking finding and
conclusion: The 20 to 40 million deaths worldwide from the great 1918
Influenza ("Flu") Pandemic were NOT due to "flu" or a virus, but to
pneumonia caused by massive bacterial infection." 3

Reports of low flying aircraft spraying in regions of Ukraine where
outbreaks and lung-related deaths reportedly took place cannot be verified.
What is clear however is that there is no scientifically rigorous proof of
deaths or diseases that can be labeled H1N1 Influenza A in Ukraine.

Reality check?

The WHO, the organization responsible for declaration of the H1N1 Pandemic
last summer, allowing governments like the USA and Ukraine to declare
martial law and a national state of emergency, suspending all rights and
imposing arrests and detentions, has validated the dubious Ukraine claims of
out-of-control spread of Swine Flu. A WHO press statement November 3
declared, "Laboratory testing in Ukraine has confirmed pandemic H1N1
influenza virus in samples taken from patients in two of the most affected
regions. As the pandemic virus has rapidly become the dominant influenza
strain worldwide, it can be assumed that most cases of influenza in Ukraine
are caused by the H1N1 virus."

The WHO added, "The outbreak in Ukraine may be indicative of how the virus
can behave in the northern hemisphere during the winter season, particularly
in health care settings typically found in Eastern Europe. Given the
potential significance of this outbreak as an early warning signal, WHO
commends the government of Ukraine for its transparent reporting and open
sharing of samples." The samples have been sent to the WHO Mill Hill
Influenza Reference Lab in London, not exactly inspiring confidence in a
scientifically honest report given the record of UK health authorities in
manipulating data to please the vaccine giants like GlaxoSmithKline. As of
this writing, bizarre enough the WHO has yet to utter a single word of the
test results at Mill Hill.

Nonetheless, WHO "strongly recommends early treatment with the antiviral
drugs, oseltamivir or zanamivir, for patients who meet treatment criteria,
even in the absence of a positive laboratory test confirming H1N1
infection." That means Tamiflu, the highly dangerous drug whose major
shareholder includes former Pentagon head Don Rumsfeld. And it means
GlaxoSmithKline, maker of the rival Relenza drug.

Ukrainian election geopolitics

a.. A d v e r t i s e m e n t
The bizarre developments in Ukraine over the past two weeks are being blamed
inside the country on intense Ukrainian election politics. In four months
national elections in Ukraine are due. Among rival candidates are Prime
Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and her chief rival, Arseniy Yatseniuk.

Since Washington financed and organized the 2004 Orange Revolution that
brought a pro-NATO Victor Yushchenko in as President, Ukraine politics has
been a geopolitical tug-of war between Moscow and Washington. How the
current political games around allegations of H1N1 panic play into that tug
of war is not yet clear.

The recent speech in Warsaw by Vice President Joe Biden offering Poland and
the Czech Republic a "new and improved" version of US anti-missile defense
against Russia only four weeks after Obama announced the US was backing out
of a controversial earlier missile defense plan for the two eastern European
countries underscores the shambles of US strategic policy towards Russia.

Russia has been quick to take advantage as might be expected, as a US
missile shield on its borders, as I detail in Full Spectrum Dominance:
Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order, gives the US a long-sought
nuclear primacy over its only potential strategic rival on the planet. At
that point the resistance of the rest of the world to incalculable or
objectionable US policies, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia or
wherever, becomes moot.

It's clear Moscow has been working quietly to bring Ukraine, an original
part of Kiev Rus, and a strategically essential part of the Russian economy,
back into a more friendly "NATO-free" relationship after five years of
Orange Revolution chaos in Ukraine under Yushchenko. .

Yatseniuk, a 35 year old former banker and aide to Washington's darling,
President Viktor Yushchenko, has charged that Tymoshenko is deliberately
fostering unnecessary panic in order to impose martial law and suspend
elections that she might well lose to Yatseniuk.

There definitely are political games going on by one or another faction in
the economically devastated Ukraine. Oleksandr Bilovol, Ukraine's Deputy
Minister of Health, claims the outbreak of flu cases in Ukraine has been
essentially contained in 11 out of 25 Ukrainian regions, with the number of
people allegedly stricken with H1N1 only 15% higher than figures reported in
previous years. "Figures in other the regions are in line with 2007 and
2008," Bilovol said. As well the number of reported deaths is also in line
with deaths annually attributed to ordinary influenza.

Could it be the reports of Ukraine "Swine Flu" pandemic in Ukraine have more
to do with the country's geopolitical location?

Tymoshenko declared the outbreak as the threat of the third level - the
highest possible - to unlock spending of up to 3 billion hryvnias to combat
the swine flu. Among measures imposed by the decree include shutting down
schools and public gatherings for three weeks across Ukraine, with the
government also considering introducing restrictions on movement of people
between the regions.

Yatseniuk said the ban on public gatherings spreads fear and panic helping
Tymoshenko to promote herself on television, while hindering other
presidential candidates to campaign.

Yatseniuk is Tymoshenko's biggest rival as both compete for votes in western
regions of Ukraine. He is perhaps the only candidate that may challenge
Tymoshenko in the first round of vote on January 17, 2010 to enter the
runoff with opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych.

Yatseniuk said the panic spread by the government helps overshadow issues
politically damaging to Tymoshenko, including pedophile and the murder
scandals involving Tymoshenko lawmakers, and

Ukraine's dismal economic performance.

Prime Minister Tymoshenko, whatever the real facts of the case, is using the
WHO Swine Flu panic scenario to the hilt. In a recent statement, she stated,
"We cannot relax even for a moment because the World Health Organization
predicts two more waves of flu, including the bird flu, are expected in
Ukraine. There is no alternative to vaccination. The entire world is going
this way." A day earlier she admitted she was not vaccinated and that she
prefers "like all other people" plans to rely on garlic, onion and lemon as
a way of preventing the flu.

Ukraine Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn accuses Tymoshenko as well,
declaring, "You've organized the flu epidemic in order to avoid
responsibility for not supplying heat to houses, schools, higher educational
establishments, and kindergartens," he said in Parliament. And Orange
Revolution President, Yushchenko has declared there was no reason for
declaring an emergency in Ukraine. "There are no such reasons," Yushchenko
said. "I am not a supporter of measures that freeze the country, restrict
its operation to levels that is hard to justify."

Ihor Popov, Deputy Chief of Staff to Yushchenko, said that in case of
emergency the election, which is due on Jan. 17, 2010, would have to be

Germany joins Swine Flu corruption

Not only is the Ukrainian government apparently using fears of Swine Flu
pandemic to change the domestic political calculus, and President Barack
Obama using the fears to impose an unnecessary state of emergency. Now it
comes out that the responsible German health authorities are caught in a
corrupt conflict of interest with the very pharma giants profiting from
government decisions on "anti-swine flu" vaccines.

The recent issue of the German weekly Der Spiegel, reports that members of
the European Scientific Working Group on Influenza (ESWI), which claims to
be an independent scientific advisory body advising EU member governments on
policies regarding H1N1 influenza, is anything but independent.

It's being financed by Big Pharma. ESWI claims it brings together scientific
"key opinion leaders in influenza." However the sole financial backers are
10 pharmaceutical companies, including GlaxoSmithKline - manufacturer of the
German swine flu vaccine - and Roche - producer of the antiviral drug

The group lists Walter Haas as one of its scientific advisors. Haas
coordinates Germany's flu pandemic preparedness measures at the
Robert-Koch-Institut (RKI), the federal institute for disease research. ESWI
portrays itself as an independent group of scientists. But even the
organization's own statute tells a different story, describing its role as
advising politicians and health authorities on "the benefits and safety of
influenza vaccines and antivirals" and initiating "a policy for antiviral

The degree of fraud, deceit, official coverup and outright criminal
endangerment of the broad population by the current Swine Flu hysteria is
seemingly without precedent.


1 Lawrence Broxmeyer, MD, The Swine Flu (aka 'H1N1) That's Not A Flu At All,
accessible with search at http://www.rense.com/

2 Ibid.

3 DM Morens et al. Predominant role of bacterial pneumonia as a cause of
death in pandemic influenza: Implications for pandemic influenza
preparedness. The Journal of Infectious Diseases DOI: 10.1086/591708 (2008).